• by Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by Robert Sean Leonard
  • 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticles (micro-robots) has escaped from the laboratory. This cloud is self-sustaining and self-reproducing. It is intelligent and learns from experience. For all practical purposes, it is alive. It has been programmed as a predator. It is evolving swiftly, becoming more deadly with each passing hour.
Every attempt to destroy it has failed.
And we are the prey.
As fresh as today's headlines, Michael Crichton's most compelling novel yet tells the story of a mechanical plague and the desperate efforts of a handful of scientists to stop it. Drawing on up-to-the-minute scientific fact, Prey takes us into the emerging realms of nanotechnology and artificial distributed intelligence in a story of breathtaking suspense.
Prey is a novel you can't put down.
Because time is running out.


What the Critics Say

"Crichton is the master of the sci-tech thriller, and nowhere is that more evident than in his latest page-turner, a scary, wild ride that is, without a doubt, his best in years." (Booklist)
"From the opening pages of Crichton's electrifying new thriller...readers will know they are in the hands of a master storyteller." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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Mostly Boring Nonsense

Another Michael Crichton monster tale. Science makes a monster, then we have improbable characters with boring challenges and unlikely motivations running around doing stupid things that ultimatley win.

I like Crichton's attempts to wrap stories around emerging technology areas (artificial intelligence, emergent phenomena), but fundamentally his stories don't make a lot of sense. Characters act to move plot, not to be themselves. In the end, I can't recommend it.

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- Daryll

the BEST reader EVER, excellent book

The guy reading this book is just AMAZING he plays every voice every situation with an intensity that is overwelming! and this book is just the first of audible that I could simply NOT drop until I was finnished. It gets a little too hollywood stile in the end but itdoesn't fail to grab you.
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- Brian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-30-2004
  • Publisher: HarperAudio